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we dry -- about his loss to eric swalwell. >> reporter: he sent us this statement saying it was my honor the serve the people for the last 40 years. i went to washington by running against an unpopular war. i leave knowing the landscape changed but the needs remain. i congratulate eric swalwell on his victory. eric swalwell hasn't heard from pete stark till we showed it to him. >> i would say the people -- their craving and desire to have someone who will live in the district and work hard for the people back in washington. >> reporter: pete stark was under fire for living in maryland while saying this home
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was his resident. pete stark also had to back track. >> i wish him well. he served for 40 years. that is something he should be proud of. >> reporter: eric swalwell goes to washington as the second youngest member of congress. live, eric rasmussen. ktvu channel 2 news. another democrat was unseeded last night. brad sherman meet howard burrman. he got 42% of the vote. voters approved the ballot measure to raise taxes. 54% of voters said yes to prop 30. compared to 46% who voted no. governor jerry brown says it puts california on a more solid
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fiscal footing. >> this takes time and effort but we are on a correct glide path. and the rating agencies gun to put our -- begun to put out their commentary on how california is on a stable path. >> it will raise the sales tax and increase income taxes for people who make $250,000 a year for the next 7 years. the superintendent said today parents and students across the state can breathe a sigh of relief knowing our schools will have the resources for the remainder of the year. californians approved 5-11 ballot measures. the tax measure made the cut, so did prop 35, increases prison sentences and fines for human trafficking convictions. and prop 36, which revises law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent and the increase on out of state
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businesses and new state district lines. voters defeated prop 31, and prop 32. a measure to set insurance prices based on a person's history was defeated. they also rejected a second tax measure to raise money for public education. it hasn't happened in 79 years but tonight democrats hold a majority in the state capital. ktvu's amber lee is live to tell us how they plan to use their new power. >> reporter: next month new members of the california legislator will be sworn in here, helping make history. for the first time in 8 decades the democrats will have the
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super majority in both houses. >> reporter: both are in recess. most members back in their home district today. but in january it will be different. the results of the election game democrats had super majority. >> becareful what you wish -- be careful what you wish for. that much power could go down the wrong path. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: he says this isn't the time to gloat but to get down to business. helping college students, changing how initiatives make it on to the ballot and repailing the same-sex marriage ban. >> -- repealing the same-sex marriage ban. he says lawmakers will work with governor jerry brown who told us his priorities including high-speed rail, education and a budget. >> the voters have trusted the
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elected representative, maybe even me and now we have to meet that trust. >> reporter: we found voters who say they have concerns about one party being in control. >> there is not going to be any check and balance. they will be able to enact more taxes and we will have less say in it. >> reporter: she says there are no plans to raise more taxes but opponents say it is their number one concern. reporting live, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. three democratic candidates will be receiving contra costa county. they are all expected to win despite a large number of mail in ballots left to be counted. buchanan served 18 years on the school district board.
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frasier won an open seat and skinner served the old district 14 since 2008. voters in richmond turned down a penny per ounce tax on drinks like soda. measure n went down to defeat with 67% voting no. supporters said it would have produced childhood obesity. senator dianne feinstein won reelection to her seat last night. today she and others urged a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff, the automatic federal budget cuts that are set to kick in at the end of the year. >> the largest job loss is california, 220,000 jobs, 130,000 are related to defense. so if there is a hatchet used, california is the state most hurt. >> dianne feinstein said leaders of congress along with
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the president should look for a compromise to avoid cuts. coming up, the promises republican leaders are making about the next 4 years under a democratic president. police made a second arrest in the vandalism case. he was taken into custody this morning. he is facing charges relating to the destruction of a muni bus at market and third street on october 29. that cost muni a million dollars. police say they are still looking for two more suspects. a jury today convicted a man of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend and her friend near the richmond-san rafael bridge toll plaza. nathan burris admitted he committed the murders in august
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of 2009. he killed the toll taker and her friend as he sat in his truck. the penalty phase begins tomorrow. today the school district apologized to a coach over a legal defense that caused outrage across the bay area. she was abused by two teachers in the 1990s. she has sued the district for failing to stop that abuse. the lawyers said she may have been negligent. she said that claim was heart breaking. today the board said it would with draw that part of the defense. >> chevron released details of its repair plan. they said all repairs will meet or exceed standards. the company said it will continue to inspect systems
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such as the one that failed causing the fire on august 6. striking grocery store workers are picketing hoping to get attention and support in their labor dispute with raley's and nob hill foods. ktvu's cara liu is live where the crowd has been protesting for more than an hour. >> reporter: things are continuing to heat up out here. most of the group migrated from here to over to the front of the store where they are marching in a circle and chanting, making sure their concerns will be heard. more than 100 striking workers out here today. this is day four of the strike. thousands walked off their job on sunday, upset over the plan to cut health benefits. a spokesperson told us they need to reduce operating costs
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to compete against non-union grocery stores. but they said they will strike for as long as it takes to get a fair contract. >> people understand our issues, they understand what the strike is about. and customers are with us. >> reporter: quite a few have been honking their horns in support of this group. so far no future negotiations are planned. cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. oakland paced pandora filed a lawsuit today. they want the court to resolve their licensing contract. they claim the group is offering much lower rates to other companies. 5 years after it hit that bridge tower and spilled all
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that oil, we investigate, are we better prepares now. >> rain in the forecast, jackets in the forecast. heaters in the car going on. it will get cold and wet. i will have the details coming up.
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president obama faces his second term, the first family left chicago this morning. they returned to the white house where it is back to work for the president. president obama says he will reach out to top republican and democratic leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff budget cuts this country is facing at the beginning of the year. >> mitt romney didn't make any public appearances today but jon but-off -- but speaker of
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the house john boehner congratulated the president while offering to work with president obama. >> if there is a mandate it is for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges we face as a nation. >> john boehner addressed the budget cuts to the pentagon and some programs that will begin next year. both republicans and democrats have said they will try to avoid those so-called fiscal cliff budget cuts at all costs. the day after the election wall street took a beating. [ bell ] >> the white house is staying blue but stocks were in the red. the dow is down 312 to 12,932. its 81st worst day of the year. take a look. the dow lost 313 points today. the day after president obama was elected in 2008 it dropped 486 points. the market always doesn't move
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down following presidential elections. when bill clinton was reelected it rose 96 points. voters approved a sales tax increase to fund county programs. it would raise $50 million each year for programs like the medical center and public health and welfare. san jose's minimum wage will increase from $8 to $10 an hour. voters approved measure d. it will take effect 90 days after results are certified. san jose measure e passed. it allows them to expand the number of tables over the next two years and allows card rooms to offer gaming without additional voter approval as long as it is legal.
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www.ktvu.com has complete election results for the bay area. look on the right side of the home page. 5 years ago the oil spill killed birds and sea life around the bay. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler investigates the lessons learned and what still needs to be done. >> reporter: on a foggy morning, the harbor pilot plowed into the bay bridge, spilling 53,000 gallons of fuel oil. critics say the government response was slow. >> it was a minor spill but they allowed it to get away. >> reporter: the oil fouled shorelines in and out of the bay. 6,000 birds died. lack of data kept them from knowing the full extent of damage. >> not a lot of research so we don't know how well it was covered. >> reporter: we toured the area today for a first hand look. >> reporter: since the spill
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they have made changes. ships can't leave without less than a half mile visibility and oil spill notification is somewhat improved. >> i don't think that we are prepared to respond quickly enough. >> reporter: 5 years ago the port finally called in fishing boats to spread oil booms, and today says they are ready to help again but no one is organizing any volunteers and the group that saved so many old birds -- >> -- oiled birds -- >> we are running out of money. >> reporter: public outrage made the state and coast guard more sensitive. the pilot served 10 months in prison and still fighting to get his license back. health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. more extreme weather on the east coast ask leaving
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travelers stranded. they have canceled flights to the east coast as they are facing a nor'easter. san francisco airport officials say 18 flights to and from jfk, newark and philadelphia have been canceled. ktvu channel 2 news talked to one new yorker who survived superstorm sandy and is now stuck in san francisco. >> the flight was canceled. and now they are telling me maybe at 6:00 a.m. >> officials say major carriers will determine cancellations and delays based on the track of the storm. from record heat yesterday to 10 degrees cooler today to cooler and showers tomorrow. we are going through a change here. the weather system right now is doing just that, the weather is to the north of us right now. in the seattle area. it comes south and with it comes cool air, scattered
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showers tomorrow. these are the highs today. highs tomorrow will be cooler than these. 50s and low 60s. over night lows in the 40s. 45 in santa rosa. 51 hayward. 49 oakland. downtown oakland, 49 degrees. you will notice it tomorrow morning. forecast for the showers to begin tomorrow afternoon around lunchtime. scattered showers through the day. not a deal breaker for everybody. it is widely scatters. lots of scattered showers. what we are looking at low snow levels, a big temperature drop and a cold storm. this is coming straight down from the gulf of alaska.
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it is cold. rainfall will be light. snow levels will be low, 3,000 feet. lunchtime tomorrow. that is a deal breaker if you have outdoor plans. santa rosa, livermore, san jose, not much going on. it breaks. break in here in the afternoon. more energy swings in friday morning. it is an air mass thing, scattered showers. thursday and friday, unsettled weather. you will need jackets. umbrella at times and sunshine as well. there is a snow advisory in the mountains. that will stay in effect through tomorrow night. looking for snow levels in the mountains down to 3,000 feet. and could see a foot of snow in the higher elevations or lower elevations. feels like winter. went from really warm to what
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is up with this. >> over night. thank you. this year's christmas tree arrived in sacramento today. they transported the 50-foot from redding. crews will spend days trimming the tree and decorating it and 12,000 l.e.d. lights. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36, in the end eit was less suspenseful than some predicted -- it was less suspenceful than some predicted. -- suspenseful than some predicted. and the voter approved measure that has them steamed, join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. in three minutes the new plan in one city to put the brakes on where the food trucks can pull up.
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legislation to put new restrictions on food trucks. it would require trucks to park 50 feet away from restaurants.
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allow them to operate 500 feet away from middle schools and a thousand feet away from high schools. the measure would put parking control officers in charge of enforcement. mark ibanez joins us to talk about the 49ers who seem like they have been flying under the radar. >> they have. the bye-week and two games in front and looking good. they will entertain the rams this weekend. that is a team that they are familiar with. play them twice a year. and they are familiar with sam bradford. he faced the 9ers a couple times in his career. 49ers seen enough to know about his allusiveness in the pocket. they have sac him only 4 times. the 49ers well aware of their capabilities and sam bradford in particular. >> when he is done, is he going
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to stay that way? or trying to make a play? he trusts his teammates. >> shark quarterback,vise -- smart quarterback, has a great harm. >> rams-49ers, the game right here on channel 2 sunday. in baseball, the general managers are meeting this week and the major awards will start coming out. mark mcgwire. he is growing to move on over to los angeles as the dodgers new hitting instructor and he comes over with good credentials. the cardinals won a world championship. and he takes over the dodger team that had hitting problems
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in the later stages. batting. warriors hosting cleveland tonight. highlights tonight and the san jose quakes, tonight at 10:00 p.m. that is the sporting life for right now. >> thank you. promised voters for a cure. prop 31. tonight at 10:00 p.m., ktvu channel 2 news investigates whether voters are getting their money's worth. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. save up to 15% on an ikea kitchen.
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